HGTV STARS’ BRUSHES WITH THE LAW REVEALED!
HGTV viewers love the Restored by the Fords brothersister duo of Steve and Leanne Ford, but the local police in Pittsburgh aren’t always such big fans. For one, contractor Steve has a whopping 11 traffic violations, including multiple counts of speeding and ignoring “traffic-control devices,” while his designer sis has three. And Life & Style has learned that Steve was once arrested — for loving his Steelers a little too much. On Feb. 1, 2009, after the team triumphed in Super Bowl XLIII, Steve was one of hundreds of people celebrating in the streets. According to the criminal complaint, at 11:30 p.m., “officers began ordering pedestrians to clear the streets using a bullhorn.… [Steve] was placed under arrest after [he] refused numerous commands to disperse.” In the end, Steve completed community service and his reputation was, well, restored.
Leanne and Steve restore homes around Pittsburgh — and occasionally run afoul of the law.